Address Book

In addition to the information in my Where To Find posts, all addresses of yarn stores, favorite restaurants, and such from my life in Cork City and from my travels are listed here for your convenience.

Living in Cork has given us the opportunity to visit many countries in Europe for weekend trips or longer stays and in our previous home in California we traveled around the United States quite a bit. As a result, we have lots of adventures and this seems like as good a place to share them as any. Realizing that listening to someone else’s vacation stories can be dull, we try to keep to the useful stuff and compose the posts in itinerary or list format. Don’t worry, no three-hour slide show will ensue, but if you do want to see photos from Cork and Europe, check out my Flickr collection. At the bottom of this page, you will find links to travel-related blogs and resources we find useful and entertaining.

The Universal Packing List

TSA | Transportation Security Administration | U.S. Department of Homeland Security


All Our Posts with Travel Tips

Irish Slang and Phrases

Dublin Dining

Holiday in West Cork

Cork City Survival Kit



41, South Mall, Cork City, County Cork, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0)21-4222990
Follow Electric on Twitter: @ElectricCork
Like Electric on Facebook

Fenn’s Quay
Shears Street, Cork City
Tel: 021 4279527
Chef Kate on Twitter

Liberty Grill
Washington Street, Cork City

Greenes Restaurant
MacCurtain Street, Cork City
Tel: 021 4552279

Ballymaloe Cookery School
Cloyne, Co. Cork

FarmGate Restaurant
Upstairs at The English Market

Idaho Café
19 Caroline Street, Cork City
Tel: 021 427 6376

Crawford Gallery  Café
In Crawford Gallery

All the useful posts (and a few links) about Cork City are shared here so you can find what you want quicker and get to know the second-largest and most lovely city in the Republic.

Cork Basics
Understand Irish Phrases and my more extensive Irish Slang Dictionary

City Chic Cork (my guest post on The Glamourous Grad Student blog)


City Bus Fares

Cork Int’l Airport (ORK)

Get to Cork by Plane, Train, Car, or Ferry

Learn about Taxis/Limos in Ireland

Rent a Car in the City

Fly RyanAir

You’ll Probably Visit…

Cork Vision Centre

St. Ann’s Shandon Bells

Mardyke Walk Skate Park

LINK to 36 Hours in Cork – New York Times Article

LINK to City Churches

LINK to Museums & Galleries

LINK to The Cork City Gaol

LINK to The English Market


CC Viyella, Compu B, GAP, H&M, Kuyichi, New Look, Next, Only, River Island, Therapie, TopShop/TopMan, Tommy Hilfiger,  Vila Clothles.
Located in Opera Lane off Patrick’s Street

Cork Button Factory

Opera Lane Store Directory

Laundrettes in the City

Second-hand Shopping

Stitch or Switch at Chambers

Vibes & Scribes

Yarn Shops in the City

99 North Main Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-425-1727

68 North Main Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427 9840

Chambers Stitch or Switch Shop
Washington Street, Cork City Centre

Concern Worldwide
91 North Main Street, Cork City Centre

Enable Ireland
32 North Main Street, Cork City Centre
Oliver Plunkett, Cork City Centre

4 Carey Lane, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427-6083

90 North Main Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-425-4608 
or 021-490-5771

Irish Cancer Society
4-5 Castle Street, Cork City Centre, Tel: 021-427-2257
13 Princes Street, Cork City Centre, Tel: 021-490-5675
Cornmarket at Coal Quay, Cork City Centre (furniture only)

Mercury Goes Retrograde
19c Drawbridge Street, Cork City Centre

Miss Daisy Blue
Market Parade, Patrick’s Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427-9428

Oxfam Ireland
10 Cook Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427-5490

Ruby & Peacock
Market Parade, Patrick’s Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427-9855

St. Vincent de Paul’s Fred’s Fashions
2 Tuckey Street, Cork City Centre
Tel: 021-427-0445 or 021-427-0444

Cork Button Factory
4 Pope’s Quay, Cork City Centre

Vibes & Scribes Arts & Crafts
21 Lavitt’s Quay, Cork City Centre
Tel# 021-4279535

Yarn Stores in Cork City

Cork Blogs…



Dublin Dining

Dining at An Canteen in Dingle


Brooks Hotel Dublin
Drury Street, Dublin
Tel: +353 6704000, E-mail:


Market 57
Bridge Street, Westport, County Mayo
Tel: 09827317
Twitter @bakewarestore
Online store:

Yarn, Fabric, and Knitting Shops

IRELAND Blogs & Resources

Cork Int’l Airport (ORK)

Fly RyanAir

• The Glamourous Grad Student – City Chic

Food Culture West Cork

New Lyons Tea REsearch Reveals Cork People Are Considered The Biggest Talkers in The Republic of Ireland

• TravelBlog Ireland

• Heckety at Home

• Jamaican-American Expat


Paris, France – my blog post

Health Care Tips for Travelers to France – David Lebovitz


Relais d’Entrecote
Best steak. Order “á point” for medium, never order well-done in France. Open for lunch and dinner and is even open on Mondays, when other restaurants are often closed. Opens for dinner at 19:00 (7:00 p.m.).
20 Bis, rue St Benoît, 75006 Paris, France
01 45 49 16 00

Gelati d’Alberto
Delicious ice cream put on a cone in the shape of a flower.
5 rue Mouffetard, 75005 Paris, France

Trait de l’Union
Neighborhood nightlife, deliciously creative dishes and drinks.
122, rue Rennes, 75006 Paris, France
01 45 48 70 66

Bistrot 31
Three-course fixed price meals at €10pp
31, Avenue Théophile Gautier, 75016 Paris, France
01 42 24 52 31

Le Basilic
Known for their lamb dishes, a lively neighborhood spot.
2,rue Casimir-Périer, 75007 Paris, France
01 44 18 94 64


Hotel Aramis (Best Western)
Rates starting at under €100 per night in the heart of the 6eme.
124, rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France
01 45 48 03 75


Jewelry, accessories, and shiny sparkly things.
75, rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris, France

La Vaissellerie
Fun household goodies, including lavender sachets, knife rests, reusable market totes, and much more. Friendly staff.
Five locations, four in Paris – in the 4e arr.6e arr.8e arr., and 9e arr.
92, rue Saint-Antoine, 75004 Paris
85, rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris (I’ve gone to this one, closest to hotel above)
80, Boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris
79, rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore
An American bookstore in Paris.
37, rue Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 40 93

Yarn, Fabric, and Knitting Shops


Amsterdam Weekend

Barcelona, Spain

London, England & London Eats

Vienna, Austria

• Canadian Bass Player in Spain


Las Vegas, Nevada

San Diego, California

Visiting Seattle

The Nation’s Capital – Washington, D.C.

D.C. Highways & Streets

D.C. Streets & Quadrants

Dining Faves in D.C.

Free Things To Do in D.C.


Hob Nob Hill
2271 First Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619-239-8176


Keating House
2331 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619-239-8585 , E-mail:

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118
Tel: 619-522-8490

The Willard InterContinental
1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Tel: 202-393-2142

Four Sisters Inns
14 Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and Southern California locations


Yarn, Fabric, and Knitting Shops

Crate and Barrel

Harry & David


Lands End

Lemon Ball

P.O.S.H. Chicago

Rosanna, Inc.


Sundance Catalog


Uncommon Goods

Vermont Bowl Company



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  1. Hi Evin

    Just reading your blog on the way down to Cork – nice work!!
    From what I can see you haven’t been to Fellini Cafe on Carey’s Lane..
    This cafe has been in business since the early 90’s and occupies part of the original Pavilion Cinema which opened in 1921. In fact, the original ceiling can still be seen in Fellinis.

    Having lived in Dublin for 8 years I can safely say that this is something Cork has, which does not exist in Dublin – the place is confluence of art, coffee and good food. Lunch, brunch or afternoon cakes are available – with much of the produce sourced locally.
    I won’t say anymore..I’ll let you see for yourself.

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